Robinson Technology Center (RTC)
Office:: (757) 823-9454     Fax: (757) 823-9229
  • ABET Accreditation
    The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
    Science at Norfolk state University is
    accredited by the Computing Accreditation
    Commission of ABET  (
  • Master's Degree Program
    The Computer Science graduate program
    provides a quality computer science
    graduate education to students, especially
    those from the underrepresented sector of
    the population, by strengthening analytic
    skills, offering valuable research experiences,
    and promoting professional development in
    computer science.
  • Cybersecurity Summer Academy
    Norfolk State University a NSA/DHS Designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense will host a Free Cybersecurity Summer Academy for Middle School Students
  • New M.S. in Cybersecurity
    The Computer Science department has received
    official approval from the State Council of
    Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and the
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission
    on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer a Master of Science degree
    in Cybersecurity. This program is scheduled to begin
    January 2015.

Welcome to the Computer Science Website

The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University is designed to provide students with an exposure to the broad Computer Science spectrum, with an opportunity to create areas of specialization with appropriate applied mathematics and/or computer electives. Generally, the program emphasizes the practical and theoretical aspects of Computer Science and related areas of Computer Science and prepares students for careers as Computer Software Engineers, System Analysts and other professions. The program also provides an adequate foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate study in Computer Science.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Norfolk State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (

CompSci News

May, 2019

2019 GenCyber Summer Professional Development Workshop for High School Teachers

From July 8th – July 12th, 2019

The purpose of this one-week professional development workshop is to introduce a curriculum that teachers in the STEM area and other interested teachers can use to introduce the GenCyber concepts in their classrooms in a fun and engaging approach. (more......)

E-mail your completed (application) and (participant questions) to this address ( before June 7th, 2019

For additional information, please contact
Dr. D'Nita Andrews Graham
Phone: 757.823.9454
Computer Science Department
Norfolk State University

April, 2019

Congratulation to Our Computer Science Student

Johnny W. Mayer




First Place Winner
Johnny W. Mayer RC Nusbaum Honors College
Mentor: Dr. Page Laws

Second Place Winner
Thomas Cerja, IV RC Nusbaum Honors College
Mentor: Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang

Third Place Winners
Baldwin-Akin Varner
Mentor: Doyle Temple

Jordan I. Barnes
Mentor: Dr. Janira Teague

Joedy Boyd
Mentor: Dr. Nazir Barekzi

March, 2019

Dominion Enterprise HackU (3/21 - 3/22):

This is a "hacking" competition in which teams of students quickly code an application to address a need in the surrounding community. For this year, the competition is shark tank style in which an application is not only developed but also marketed to the judges.

Competitors: Kayla Robinson, Itania Lamarre, Kaylani Jordan, Alleyah Babel

Linux Bootcamp North Carolina A&T (3/28 - 3/30):

This bootcamp focuses on giving students Hands-On experience with the Linux OS. Students are given their own raspberry pi, and from their apply various applications (i.e. VPN, twitter bot, servers, etc.).

Attendees: Kayla Robinson, Tamia Smalls, Cody Goudeau, Akeem Wilkins, Benjamin Morse, Trenton Ward

ADMI Blockchain Technologies (4/11 - 4/14):

This conference focuses on teaching students about the current and upcoming blockchain technologies. Furthermore, students compete in a trivia style competition and the questions revolve around Cyber Security principles.

Competitors: Brianna Besinaiz, Kayla Robinson, Aliyah Carter, Michael Emelfe, Ossom Jewel

National Cyber League (4/15 - 4/24):

This competition is a online Jeopardy style Capture The Flag event.

Competitors: Brianna Besinaiz, Neil Belram, Itania Lamarre

NSU CECOR/CEO Summer Internship (6/3 - 7/19):

This internship focuses on delivering research opportunities for those who participate in the internship. Research projects will focus on machine learning and cybersecurity

Helpers: David Morrison, Kwesi Elliott, Neil Belram